Teachers line up to get vaccinated at Suffolk Community College

Hundreds of Long Islanders are lining up for their coronavirus vaccines at a pop-up vaccination site in Brentwood.

News 12 Staff

Feb 13, 2021, 11:08 PM

Updated 1,245 days ago

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Hundreds of Long Islanders are lining up for their coronavirus vaccines at a pop-up vaccination site in Brentwood.
The coronavirus vaccine will be administered to 800 Black and Latino teachers at Suffolk Community College as part of an effort to get communities of colors vaccinated.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says vaccinating those hit hard by the coronavirus is a goal of the county.
“These teachers are leaders and outstanding validators in the community and equity,” Bellone says. “And making sure the vaccine is being distributed fairly is a top priority for us.”
Elementary school teacher Corinne Cortes says it should help get schools back to normal.
"It's a community that is sometimes overlooked and I'm really proud this was put together from our community," Cortes says. "And it's one step closer to be united and moving forward after a year of solitude."
A total of 11 pop-up community vaccination sites have been operating this week.
Another site opened Friday at the Gerald Ryan Outreach Center in Wyandanch.
Officials say there is some vaccine hesitancy in communities of color, but they still had no problem booking the appointments at the pop-up sites.
All recipients were required to make an appointment for the vaccine.
The pop-up site will be open again in three weeks so the teachers can return for a second dose.


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